It seems everywhere we turn, whether in the news or in our own relationships, we are faced with stories of pain and heartache, frustration and confusion; people are crying out for help and simply existing from day to day. This is NOT the life God intended! The abundance of trials we see today is not necessarily a reflection of a drastic change in the world; rather, it’s likely the result of our eyes being opened and our heart becoming more sensitive to His Spirit. We see pain where we did not see it before, but our ability to see now begs us to offer a solution.
We who have placed our faith in Jesus Christ have indeed been radically changed, whether we realize it or not. We have been given the ability to see with new eyes and redefine what is truly important; we have been set free to live a new kind of life. We now must live this life and proclaim His truth: Jesus came to set us free! Eternal freedom is found only through the complete forgiveness offered by Jesus, but daily freedom – daily contentment and peace – is found only through complete submission and devotion.
Martha had become irritated that her sister Mary was sitting at the feet of Jesus rather than helping her prepare the meal. In fact, she was so bothered she approached Jesus and said: “Lord, don’t You care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!” (Luke 10:40). But Jesus very patiently replied:
“Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
The world continually tries to tell us what is necessary and important – but it’s a lie! And we never really understand or see the deception until we consistently make the time to worship at the feet of Jesus and hear Him say; “You have now chosen what is better.”
No matter what this day may bring, we must live each and every moment in devotion to our Lord. No matter what our circumstances, we CAN be set free…and we can offer this freedom to others. We may need to adjust our priorities and eliminate some things which consume our time and clutter our thoughts, but the freedom of true worship at His feet is worth it ALL. Let’s boldly respond by taking a stand for Christ, faithfully proclaiming His truth to the world, and building our life on His solid foundation. Let’s remember that though many things may seem important, only one is needed!
Have a Christ Centered Day!
God’s Daily Word Ministries
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Aug 22 Job 4:1-7:21; 1 Corinthians 14:18-40; Psalm 37:29-40; Proverbs 21:27